Join art therapists and museum professionals to explore the potential of using museum and gallery spaces in contemporary art therapy practice.
Art therapy, also known as art psychotherapy, is a psychotherapy practice using art as a primary mode of expression and communication. Art therapists are increasingly collaborating with museums and galleries, tapping into the rich therapeutic potential of their environments, objects and displays.
Bringing together contributors from 'Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries: Reframing Practice' published in February 2020 by Jessica Kingsley, this event will draw on new theoretical and practice perspectives of art therapy in museums and galleries.
The event will be of particular interest to art therapists/art psychotherapists, arts and health practitioners, and museum and gallery professionals. Developed in partnership with Ali Coles, Senior Lecturer in Art Psychotherapy at the University of South Wales and a practising art psychotherapist for Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, UK, and Helen Jury, art psychotherapist and doctoral researcher, practising in Student Psychological Services in University College London, SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), and in independent practice in Bath, UK.
Presenters include: Val Huet, Caroline Campbell, Helen Jury, Ali Coles, Emma Hollamby, Stephen Legari.
This event will be followed by a drinks reception and book launch.
A slow look: Rembrandt (FULLY BOOKED)
Before the panel discussion, join Christina Bradstreet from 12.30-1.30pm for a free 'slow look' session exploring how basic mindful looking techniques can help us to discover new insights, both into paintings and into ourselves.
This is a free additional session to 'Art therapy in museums and galleries: Reframing practice.'
All places on this session are now fully booked.